Klondike National Historic Site
Category: Parks Canada Gardens
Location: 10 Robert Service Way, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 6L4, Canada
Discover the scenic gardens at the Commissioner’s Residence in Dawson, a mansion restored to its 1912-1916 state when George and Martha Black resided there. Martha was an avid gardener and landscaper who even went on to become a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society for her research and lectures on Yukon flora. In addition to being an accomplished horticulturist, Martha was also the second woman to be elected to the Canadian House of Commons (1935-40).
Learn why these gardens are a testament to the great efforts made to recreate southern society in this remote northern community.
Photo by: MMACLEAN
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